Mack's Factory Proton Pack Build!

Rhett J Martin

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Helllllooooo *waves

I master, mold, and cast some of the parts, mostly in resin in Ohio, Mack's makes the shells in Arizona, other parts are farmed out across the globe. I was fretful to see what I might encounter, but truth is, it all comes down to the labor.

Finding competent workers is the wall they are butting up against.

The operation is impressive and even the 'junk' test shells are something we'd all drool over.

Stay paitient as we shake out from corona, and as we move into the next weeks and months, some really, really cool stuff is coming.
 

Ned Figglehorn

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Helllllooooo *waves

I master, mold, and cast some of the parts, mostly in resin in Ohio, Mack's makes the shells in Arizona, other parts are farmed out across the globe. I was fretful to see what I might encounter, but truth is, it all comes down to the labor.

Finding competent workers is the wall they are butting up against.

The operation is impressive and even the 'junk' test shells are something we'd all drool over.

Stay paitient as we shake out from corona, and as we move into the next weeks and months, some really, really cool stuff is coming.
When I visited with Arron and Ron back in March of last year I got to hold the prototype aluminum thrower and I was just blown away with how amazing it looked and felt in my hands, since that day I've been eagerly awaiting it's release! Everything that's going into these packs and parts is absolutely astonishing.

Now if only we could get those motherboards rolling out :unsure:
 

IFA

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Yes I'm really awaiting for them to succeed in that task of making awesome Proton Packs and wands replicas !!!
 

Halliwax

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Helllllooooo *waves

I master, mold, and cast some of the parts, mostly in resin in Ohio, Mack's makes the shells in Arizona, other parts are farmed out across the globe. I was fretful to see what I might encounter, but truth is, it all comes down to the labor.

Finding competent workers is the wall they are butting up against.

The operation is impressive and even the 'junk' test shells are something we'd all drool over.

Stay paitient as we shake out from corona, and as we move into the next weeks and months, some really, really cool stuff is coming.
wicked excited for this
 

Ned Figglehorn

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Slowly chugging along! I work a 8-5 so I've been working on the parts in small burst over the course of the last week. I've got all the 3D models edited to match up with the pre drilled holes on the Mack's shell and I'm currently printing the PPD, HGA, injectors, filler and beam line all in one print session. The N-filter isn't sitting as flush as I would like so that'll be edited and reprinted, which I had planned on doing anyways as I want the base of all parts to be printed in black PETG.
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Ned Figglehorn

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Progress is looking great, you have to be getting excited seeing this come together
Yeah I am, it's been sitting in the collection room gathering dust so I'm thrilled to see it starting to look more and more like a proton pack!

In other news, I was able to make a DXF file of the motherboard and I am looking for a local laser cutting place that can cut it out for me.
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IFA

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Why don't you buy pieces from GBfans as they seem to have all pieces needed and Mack's Factory doesn't have yet ???
 

Ned Figglehorn

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Why don't you buy pieces from GBfans as they seem to have all pieces needed and Mack's Factory doesn't have yet ???
Because that would cost a fortune. The Mack's factory parts will already be expensive, why spend money on parts from GBfans only to replace them with equal to more expensive parts later? So far I'm halfway through a $19 spool of PETG filament and I have all the parts that would cost me around $195 in resin parts from GBfans, that's a win in my book. Also I get the added fun of smoothing and painting the 3D printed parts later.
 

IFA

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It was just a question......printed pieces are not often screen accurate and always need some good work on them so I thought that you could buy GBfans for accuracy. Price wise, for sure, it's not an economical solution if you decide to finally buy the Mack's pieces after that :)
 

Ned Figglehorn

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It was just a question......printed pieces are not often screen accurate and always need some good work on them so I thought that you could buy GBfans for accuracy. Price wise, for sure, it's not an economical solution if you decide to finally buy the Mack's pieces after that :)
No worries. In my first post on this thread I explained that while I wait for Mack to release more parts I would be modding existing accurate 3D files to fit the Mack's shell so I could use the pack for trooping and conventions, while slowly replacing the printed parts with Mack's parts as they are released.
 

Ned Figglehorn

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I put a hold on this pack the past few weeks as I've been working on other cosplay pieces for WonderCon 2022 this weekend.

Although, over the weekend I was visiting an electronics surplus and was shocked to see this on the back wall
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I ended up picking up enough for 2 full sized packs and 2 85% scale packs for around 11 bucks, what a steal!

I plan to pick back up on the project as soon as I get back from WonderCon as I'll have a relatively open schedule until Phoenix Fan Fusion (still hate that new name :sick: ) in May!
 
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